Nemi

“One of the days you’re here, we’re going to a strawberry festival. It’s a very Italian thing to do.”

Apparently, most small towns in Italy have an annual festival, celebrating their local harvest or a historic event. Nemi is known for their small wild strawberries – or fragolinas, if you’re feeling Italian. We spent the morning in Nemi, mostly confirming that it was a real place and not a beautiful mirage.

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There was a parade. And traditional dancing.

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There were many, many strawberries.

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Here’s the Nemi skyline:

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And now let me take you on a walking tour of almost every street in Nemi…

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There was a walking/hiking trail up here, which we didn’t have time to take. (There’s another that goes down to the water.)

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The water from this fountain tasted a bit weirder than most, but it was definitely the coolest.

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